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Oregon Daily Emerald
. ° Member of Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association
“ Official publication of the Associated Student! of the University of Oregon, issued doily
except Monday, during the college year.
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Where Shall We Play Basketball?
Discussion of playing next year’s basketball games in the men’s
gym instead of the Eugene armory has brought out one point, and
that is that a basketball pavilion is an immediate need. While games
are played in the armory the team will never have home-court
advantages. It is inconvenient for the players to get down town for
afternoon practices and it is difficult to get the armory and the floor
in proper condition. On the other hand, if the games and practice
were to bq held in the gym only half of the student body could be
admitted to games and gym work would have to be curtailed in the
afternoon to make way for varsity practice.
When the physical education program is carried out and a new
gymnasium is a reality the problem will be solved. Were it not for
the fact that there is no provision for heating on the site of the pro
posed gymnasium a basketball pavilion could be constructed before
next year. The work should be carried forward as fast as the Uni
versity funds will permit. There are a great many buildings which
are needed, but facilities for physical education and exercise are at
the very foundation of good scholastic work and must not be re
legated to second place.
Perhaps better arrangements can be made with armory officials
next year. Certainly the games must not be brought back to the gym.
And as soon as possible that basketball pavilion must be constructed.
Some Live on Less Than $60
Living expenses at the University of Oregon are comparatively
low, according to a survey printed in yesterday’s Emerald. But
when it is said that it costs Oregon students $G0 a month to live no
consideration is given to the man or woman who earns e,very cent
he spends and who lives on a much smaller amount. The student
who lives in a small room, works several hours a day, and buys ab
solutely nothing but bare necessities is not altogether a thing of
A Tradition Saved
The move for more simplicity in campus social affairs which was
started by the Emerald and several student organizations early in the
year lias met with unusual success. In practically every case houses
and groups have demonstrated a willingness to cooperate in reducing
tin* expense of dances and the etfort spent on them. It is especially
fortunate that the traditional simplicity has been maintained. The
tradition has been saved. Organizations or classes will do well to
think carefully before they violate it.
Hunk Latham certainly deserves the honor of a center position on
the coast conference mythical five. Our guess is that Oregon will
have more than one representative next year.
The Emerald wants communications, but it wants them shorter.
Even if you are indignant and hurt—hold them down. 1 hey are
more interesting that way.
LICHENS AS DYES STUDIED
Ruth Sanborn, Botany Major. Makes
Experiments With Coloring
Ruth Sanborn, a major in the botany
department lias for her senior problem
the testing of the ilveiug properties of
lichens. These are the dry mosses grow
ing on the trees around the -vicinity,
from which the dyeing properties are
extracted. She has tried the stain on
woolens, cottons and silks and has se
cured fast colors ranging from a pale
yellow to a dark brown.
The Indians used these for staining.
The Klamath Indians, using the yellow
lichen, dyed porcupine quills and work
ed them into their baskets.
JONES LIKES DANGER STUNTS
Charles Jones, starring in “The Bells
of San Juan,” a William Pox produc
tion, now showing at the lleilig, is one
of the most daring of all screen heroes 1
and is fast becoming one of the leading
sereen artists of the day.
Jones is one actor who, when asked
to do a perilous ‘‘stunt” in a picture,
has never asked for a double. The
use of doubles, however, is a common
occurrence in the film world. Stars very
seldom are called to do dangerous
“ JAZZMANIA " AT CASTLE
In addition to enacting the stellar
role in her latest Tiffany production,
"Jar/mania,” at the Castle theater, to
day last day, Mae Murray took an ac
tive part in designing the unusual set
tings for the picture.
Miss Murray’s interest in interior
decorating has led to her taking an
active hand in designing the artistic
backgrounds which have been so favor
ably commented upon in her recent
photoplays, distributed by Metro.
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Notices will be printed in this column
for two issues only. Copy must be in this
office by 4:30 on the day before it is to be
published and must be limited to it words, j
Ye Tabard Inn—Anchorage, Wednes
Spanish Club—Meeting Thursday eve
ning, 7:30, Y. W. C. A. bungalow.
Sculpture Club—Meeting Wednesday
night at 8 o ’clock after anatomy
Beta Alpha Psl—Educational meeting
postponed till Wednesday, March 21,
Junior Class—Meeting today, Villard
hall. Committee appointments and
Junior week-end plans. 4:30.
Freshman Commission—Meeting of ex
ecutive committee at 12:45 tomorrow
in Y. W. C. A. bungalow.
Hawthorne Club—-Will be postponed un
til Wednesday, March 21, when Ealph
Spearow will lead the discussion.
Cadets—All cadets in the triangular ri
fle meet must complete their firing in
all positions by Wednesday night.
Normal Arts Club—Meeting Wednes
day at 5:15 in the Woman’s build
ing. Very important for all normal
Do-Nut Wrestling—All men entering
matches will have to have their
weights in by Wednesday night or
they will be eliminated from the con
test and their matches forfeited.
All De Molays—Eugene chapter invites
you to hard times dance Saturday,
March 17, Chamber of Commerce
rooms, 8:30. Small charge. Proper
Technical Society—Meeting Wednesday
at 7:30 p. m., room 105, Deady.
Speaker, Dr. A. E. Caswell; subject,
Copernicus and Modern Science (re
lating to atomic structures). Mem
bers urged to be present and public,
Physical Ed—A list of men with ex
cused absences to be made up in the
physical education department is
posted on the bulletin board in the
men’s gym. These will have to be
made up before the end of the term
or a grade of incomplete will be giv
Letters to the Emerald from students
and faculty members are welcomed, but
nust be signed and worded concisely
If it is desired, the writer’s name will be
kept out of print. It must be understood
that the editor reserves the right to reject
SENIOR WANTS CHANGE
To the Editor:
About every so often, it seems, some
one must howl about conditions and the
general status of affairs; so here is my
contribution. Furthermore I feel that
I am backed by a large element in this
University, an element that would like
to see a change.
I don’t know whether we, as students,
are declining into the weak and effem
inate state or we are too busy trying
t.o do everything that has been loaded
onto us. Anyway as the proposition
stands, we are as pepless and irrespon
sive to the call of old traditions as
if they had been dug from the tombs
of the Egyptians. O yes, of course we
can get out and show lots of pep at
dances and the like, but, that is not the
way I mean. For instance, that “green
“d” on the Commerce steps, flaunting
itself to the public eye for the last six
weeks, is a positive disgrace. Where
is the so-called Senior “pep commit
tee?” It is about as conspicuous as a
fly on the Woolworth building.
If the men of this University would
show some signs of real “Oregon tight”
we would have them out on the athletic
fields instead of on porch swings and
davenports. Who looks after tradition
breakers, the Oregon Knights or the
Order of the “O”? It seems to be a
“passing the buck” affair with the of
fenders applauding in the galleries.
1 hope this stirs the memories of some
of the old boys and sets them to think
ing of how the spirit went down with
“ve class of ’ill.”
LANE COMMENTS ON “Y”
To the Editor:
My article in last Sundry's Emerald
entitled “Move the Y. M. C. A.” has
been taken, 1 find, more as a criticism
than as a constructive statement of
conditions. Whatever the deductions
resulting from analyzing the function
and activities of the campus Y. M. 0.
A., my purpose was to show the larger
possibilities of a Student Union, or sim
ilar organization. To my knowledge as
I write, there has been no reply to the
conclusions I offered either by a mem
ber, or by an official of the V. M. 0.
A. It may be taken therefore that my
assertions stand, and that the Y. M. C.
A. itself tacitly acknowledges its in
It is my hope, and the hope of others,
that the suggested plan of converting
the large building now occupied by the
Y. M. C. A. into a student body meet
ing place will not die. The practicabil
ity of the plan, and its reasonableness
makes an appeal to every student recog
nizing the need for a Student Union or
its like. Action otj^ some sort must be
taken if the agitation now aroused is
to be rendered effective. A committee
or committees should be appointed to
investigate and recommeud action. A
plebiscite of the student body ought to
be taken, that popular opinion may
express itself, the Y. M. C. A. to abide
by the result of the balloting.
With the “Hut” in the hands of the
student body, generous actions such as
those of the senior class and the Delta
Gammas will have a neucleus from
which to work. Far from being the
expensive institution that the Y. M. C.
A. now is, a Student Union may show a
profit, certainly it would be an econ
omy, and a fund to build a permanent
and attractive Student Union adequate
to the needs of the then present and
the future Oregon, can continue to
greater advantage than at present.
In conclusion, I am inclined to ask
why it is that the Y. M. C. A. supposed
ly caring for half the students of the
University costs $5,300 a year to main
tain, while the Y. W. C. A. which is
supposedly caring for the other half of
the students, has a budget of only $1,
400 a year.
All facts and data point to the need
and desirability of a student-operated
organization to supplant the Christian
SOCIAL CENTER NEEDED
To the Editor:
Just another little something about'
the Y. M. C. A. It seems to me that the j
communication printed in yesterday’s!
Emerald was written either by a wo- j
man, or else one who lacks in the de-;
sires and tendencies of the average!
In the first place, the writer, in his
or her splurge of aimless generalities,
completely ignores the fact that there is
a need for a Student Union on the cam-;
pus. The Y. M. C. A. never has, and :
never will, as long as it is the Y. M.
C. A., serve the social needs of the
campus as a body. It is impossible i
for men of other faiths or denomina-;
tions to associate there and really min
gle as a true homogeneous group. There
is always that pointed religious atmos
phere in the Y. M. C. A. -which makes
it, as its very name implies, a dis
tinctly religious institution. That is
granting of course that it offers some
attraction to the men. But does it?
Does the Y. M. C. A. offer anything
to read, excepting a torn Saturday Eve
ning Post of ancient issue, other than |
the “Sunday School Weekly,” or some
like publication? Are there other books
there than hymn books? Can one of an- |
other denomination find a place to _
lounge and meet there on a Sunday
morning, without bumping into the bi
ble classes? As to reading, you may
say, “The library is well supplied with
magazines.” Certainly, it is. But can
one smoke, and discuss these same mag
azines with someone else while reading
them? In a Student Union, yes; in the
For our free, unrestricted, education
al institution in the state of Oregon,
we do not have a distinctly “Protest
ant University of the State of Oregon.”
We have a “University of Oregon,”
justly free, both in spirit and name.
Then why have the social organization ;
of the college any different?
I do not nelieve in the abolishment
of the Y. M. C. A. As a religious or
ganization it performs its function; but
as a social nucleus, it is a failure.
We cannot afford at the present, to
construct a Student Union building.
The only hope that there is for us to
have a Student Union is to follow the
plan advanced by Mr. Lane in his Sun
day article, and take over the Y. M.
C. A. hut. If the Y. M. C. A. retains
its place in the building, then why not
give the Newman club, and other relig
ious organizations, places on the cam
SLIDES ON EGYPT POPULAR
Extension Division Receives Requests
Since Recent Excavations
“Since the uncovering of Tutankha
men’s tomb, slide sets of ancient Egypt
have become very popular,” said Alfred
Powers of the extension division.
A set of SI slides has been secured
from Dr. H. A. Clark of the Latin de
partment, and the art department. A
request has come from the Rev. Mr.' ■
\Y. C. Kantner, of the First Congrega
tional church of Salem, asking for the j
set. It was used by the Rev. Mr. Bruce j
Giffen, University student pastor, Tues
Another set of slides on Egypt is in
Portland now, and it is later to be sent
to Westport and Central Point.
Chi Omega announces the pledging of
Ethel Campbell, of Portland.
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Last Day to See
‘‘The most lavish and artis
tic picture since Robin
Hood.” — Motion Picture
Fun from the Press
Clever sayings that amuse
As Always, Standard
IIII rSFWgTTtJ r^rHilEBI
How little more it costs
to wear the best
Only a few dollars difference
between good appearance and
mediocre. It’s a fact that every
man knows who buys, his
clothes carefully. That’s why he
wears only good clothes. We
have Society Brand for him,
because there is nothing finer,
nothing more justly priced.
$30 to $50
Green Merrell Co.
“One of Eugene’s best stores”
Stay home and study for exams, for there will be no
* dance at Ye Campa Shoppe Tonight
Myers’ Mid Nite Sons
are saving their pep, enthusiasm and new numbers for a
big evening of harmony
AT YE CAMPA SHOPPE
Our first week-end dance since the opening.
Our Cook— •
—didn’t see the class relays Saturday.
She didn’t see the premier runners of the
campus in action, but—
—nevertheless, she played an invisible
part in every race. Those races were ruq
on the pep and fight that—
—she put out in the big juicy steaks and
the vegetable dinners during the winter
past. It takes good grub and lots of it to
make athletes. She trade with the Table
The House Manager.
Table Supply Co.
104 East 9th